Sustainable interior design: how to incorporate secondhand furniture and materials
7 Benefits of Using Cork Tiles for Sustainable and Stylish Floors and Walls
Cork tiles are a unique and sustainable option for both flooring and wall applications. Cork, which is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees, is an environmentally friendly material that offers a variety of benefits for homeowners and designers alike. In this blog post, we will explore the many advantages of using cork tiles for floors and walls.
Celebrate a sustainable Christmas this year with IGOLO's gift guide - under £100
We've been busy here at IGOLO curating a magical Christmas Collection to help you buy the perfect gifts for friends and family while sticking to our goal of promoting sustainable and ethical companies and their products.
Sustainable Home Design Series: The Old Forge with Baker Brown Architects
Balancing sustainable materials and reducing the energy demand during and post building construction will always be a difficult measure, especially with the rising cost of materials and of living. A key aspect to look out for is reusing materials locally, but where do you draw the line with being eco-conscious and compromising on quality and cost?
IGOLO has spoken with Tom, the associate director of Baker Brown Architects about their recent project - The Old Forge and how their methods and approaches to design create sustainable and resourceful Architecture.
Sustainable Home Design Series: The Nest House with Studio Bark
Founded in 2014, Studio Bark is a pioneering architectural practice focused on environmental design that doesn’t break the bank. With multiple standout builds, including their project the Periscope House featured in Channel Four’s Grand Designs, their team is dedicated to creating magnificent builds that are also environmentally conscious.
Their associate architect Sarah Broadstock joins us to discuss her journey into architecture, and what sustainability means to her.
Autumn is here, create an autumnal interior with IGOLO's selection of sustainable products.
Now that Autumn is in full swing, it's time to break out the knitted throws and hoards of candles. Nothing makes this season more cosy than having a warm and welcoming home to snuggle up in. IGOLO is now your one-stop-shop for all the things you need to create an autumnal heaven!
The top 5 most eco-friendly building materials for a house
When people imagine housing projects, they often envision bricks, concrete, and steel. But are these materials really the gold-standard of construction?
There are many sustainable materials entering or reentering the limelight as useful and viable options for the construction of homes. With sustainable architecture becoming more popular year-on-year, these are the top five most eco-friendly building materials you could use to build an eco house.
Is it Time to Bring Back Thatched Roofs in British Architecture?
Design Helsinki: Exploring Scandinavian Interior Design, Sustainability and Finnish Culture
The founder of IGOLO, Sophia Major, visited Design Helsinki last week to explore the Finnish capital and indulge in the best of Scandinavian Interior Design. From showrooms and exhibitions, to natural saunas and contemporary restaurants, read on to explore the city and design festival through the eyes of IGOLO’s founder.
September: New Brands Alert!
Osmo UK: A sustainable finish for wood
AdesignStorie on Sourcing Consciously for Interior Designs
Interior design case study - ‘Tiny houses’ in the Scottish Highlands
Eco-conscious interior designer Alicia Storie, from AdesignStorie, gives us an insight into how she approaches interior design, based on one of her recent projects.